Results for: Infrastructure

The United States Congress Acts Slow on FAST Act

Earlier last year, President Barack Obama, proposed a $478 Million injection into America’s aging infrastructure, The Fixing America’s Surface Infrastructure Act (FAST). The 2015 FAST Act was passed by the United States Congress with overwhelming support from both sides of the fence. It was enacted by a 359-65 and 83-16 votes in the House of Representatives and Senate respectively, but only after

Simple RFID Infrastructure

We have to make our automotive infrastructure smarter. That can be accomplished via a litany of different avenues, but one of the simplest and fastest (in terms of application) is a basic Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) infrastructure. If traffic signals were equipped with simple RFID scanners with an antenna nearby, and cars were equipped with corresponding tags, intersection could be made

The Problem With Our Infrastructure

Eventually, another Dwight D Eisenhower like federal push will be necessary to modernize our ailing automotive infrastructure. Otherwise, the horrendous service we have today will keep us in a perpetual state of just below outrage. The problem, this time around, will be aesthetics. In 1956, the Federal-Aid Act yielded essentially immediate ostensible results; you could see workers actually making

Innovative Infrastructure

This is the first installment of futurology Friday, and it will start with a ride down memory road. Like the topic at hand, this too will serve as an integral base for future developments. Infrastructure is by far the most important aspect of any system, without a solid foundation on which to build on, growth is almost impossible. Thus to establish a glimpse in the future, one needs to establish

Smart Mobility, What's That?

Smart mobility is now being used to describe the new developments that the share economy has forced upon the auto industry. Basically, it is learning to mobilize more effectively using the internet. Using an app to: hail a cab, share autonomous autos, rent a car or find a multi-modular route to reach a certain destination; all fall under smart mobility. Companies know that this new concept will s

Hyperloop Transportation: Tangible Plans

Elon Musk asserted that hyperloop transportation would be a cost effective addition to the US transportation portfolio. In theory, it would be the most energy efficient form of transport. Musk went so far as to post a 57 page outline of his idea in August of 2013. Now, hyperloop transportation is starting to yield tangible plans. Musk presented his idea hoping that some go-getter would take his p

Electric Highways: First in the U.K., Next the U.S.A.?

If we told you that you could get on a highway that charges your electric vehicle as you drive, you’d probably call us crazy. Just don’t tell that to the folks over at Highways England, who are currently at work to make this seemingly implausible scenario of “electric highways” a potential reality. A government-owned company that manages road network operations, Highway England conducted a feasib

NTSB: Collision-Avoidance Systems a Must in All U.S. Cars

The National Transportation Safety Board is urging automakers to adopt collision-avoidance systems in their passenger and commercial vehicles. According to the NTSB, over 1.7 million rear-end crash accidents on U.S. roads resulted in more than 1,700 deaths and 500,000 injuries in 2012. The group claims that over 80 percent these accidents might have been prevented or limited had the vehicles been